Sesame Street
Elmo's chicken dream
Air date April 13, 2004
Season Season 35 (2004)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors T, 20
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases HBO Kids
YouTube (YouTube)


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN My Favorite Sesame Street Moments: Whoopi Goldberg shares her favorite memory - the theme song, accompanied by footage from the Season 30 theme.
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SCENE Maria welcomes the viewer and tells them about the dream Elmo is telling her about. Elmo starts his story again. Just as he went to sleep, he began to dream about some chickens, who taught him the "Clucky Clucky Chicken" dance, soon joined by a lizard, tomato and a woman named Gladys. Elmo plans on falling asleep, so he can have the dream again, but Maria tells him dreams don't re-appear like that, but sings him a lullaby anyway. Elmo doesn't fall asleep, but Maria's farm-animal customers do. Elmo decides to go somewhere else.
SCENE cont'd Elmo situates himself onto a crate with his blanket and Baby David, but doesn't feel tired. Rosita appears with her guitar and plays him a chicken lullaby, which puts him to sleep. However, he instead had a dream about tickling a cow instead. Before she can help anymore, she rushes to her guitar lesson.
SCENE cont'd Big Bird comes by and is filled in on the situation. He runs off and brings back a book that could help - I Dream of Chicken (by Dr. Petula Cluck). Big Bird begins reading the book in chicken, but since Elmo can't understand it, he translates. The book states to dream of chickens, one must stare at one before falling asleep. The two make chicken sounds, hoping one will appear.


SCENE cont'd Their calls don't attract a chicken, but Bob arrives in full chicken costume, having just been apart of Prairie Dawn's latest musical, Cluckalot. Although Bob wishes to get out of his outfit, he offers to help them out anyway. Big Bird reads in the book that to dream of a dancing chicken, the chicken he stares at must too. Bob does some chicken dancing and clucking, accompanied by Rosita's lullaby. Elmo falls asleep and experiences his dream again! Everyone wishes him a good sleep, while Bob asks if he can get out of his costume.
Animation A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
Celebrity "Everything's Coming Up Noses!" Harvey Fierstein places noses on a selection of Anything Muppets while singing a song touting the virtues of the body part.
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets The Letter of the Day: T
Cookie Monster looks intently for cookies, although Prairie Dawn assures him that there are none in the vicinity. He eventually comes to the same conclusion, but only after eating the letter "T." Tasty!
Animation A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
(First: Episode 2933)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: teléfono
Big Bird and Snuffy don't know the Spanish word for "telephone," but someone calls them to announce it: teléfono. (re-dubbed phone audio)
(First: Episode 3992)
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Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)

Muppets Journey to Ernie: Dancing
Big Bird looks for someone who can do Ernie's dance.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert's reading is interrupted by Ernie with a room of monsters dancing in various styles.
(First: Episode 4031)

Muppets Global Grover:
In China, Grover has learned from Boyang who is training to be an acrobat. He shows a film about Chinese kids practice tricks at an acrobat school.
(First: Episode 4035)
Cartoon Global Thingy: Dino's Hurry
(First: Episode 4035)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 20
A huge monolith of the number 20 arrives because 20 is the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 4006)
Animation Twenty bears in 20 chairs.
(First: Episode 3974)

Muppets Joe Hundred Guy
In the final episode, Joe Hundred Guy is supposed to count to 100 by tens, but admits that he doesn't know how. His butler instructs him how. Though proud, Joe has another confession - his real name is Georgie Bernbaum.
Muppets Elmo's World: Birds
(First: Episode 3945)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 453
Trash is cornered by a gang of noisy Honkers. He solves the problem by hosting a Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree.

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